Roundup-Resistant Weeds Evolve

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    U.S. Farmers Cope With Roundup-Resistant Weeds - NYTimes.com

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    The mass-use of Roundup on genetically-engineered crops has forced the evolution of Roundup resistance among native plant populations, thus ruining the ability of the herbicide to protect the fields. Over 10 species of plants have evolved resistance to our (formerly) most effective herbicide.

    This will cause food prices to continue to increase.
     
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    Thank you scientists ! :lol:
     
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    My question...

    Who the fuck eats soybeans?

    (Besides EZ)
     
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    You mean the scientists overused this product?
     
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    If you eat any pre-packaged foods, you do.

    Soybean is the cheapest, and most common, cooking oil in the world. 50% of all vegetable oil produced comes from soybeans.
     
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    Sad to say but it is a natural evolution. Mass use of antibiotics have led to resistant bacteria as well.
     
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    You evolutionists and darwinists just don't get it

    God was tired of people destroying his creation, so he designed a weed to piss you off


    as for the soy comment - this stuff is yummy

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    We'll keep inventing solutions to problems. Even if those problems were results of our inventions.
     
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    We sure as heck have Roundup resistant stuff in our yard. I dig it out with a tool that resembles a tire tool thingee.

    I would be happy though if any of you could give me some non threatening way to convince my spouse that Roundup on the new seedlings in the flower bed is not a good idea.
     
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    One word MONSANTO...

    Creators of DDT, Bovine Growth hormone, round-up, and one of the largest genetically engineered seed and plant producers on the planet. They are the kind of company that give weight to many liberals claims about "Evil" corporations... THey are truly a dangerous company...... Read all you can find on them and especially there huge number of patents on flora.... Truly frightening....
     

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